SHORT NOTE -Uranium, thorium and potassium contents and heat production in the Río Verde batholith, southem Oaxaca, Mexico-preliminary study

  • Jaime Urrutia-Fucugauchi Laboratorio de Paleomagnetismo, Instituto de Geofísica, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Delegación Coyoacán, 04510 D.F., México.
  • María del Sol Hernández-Bernal Laboratorio de Paleomagnetismo, Instituto de Geofísica, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Delegación Coyoacán, 04510 D.F., México. - Present address: Instituto de Geología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Delegación Coyoacán, 04510 D.F., México.
  • Trevor Lewis Energy, Mines and Resources of Canada, Pacific Geoscience Center, Earth Sciences Department, 9860 West Saanich Road, P.O. Box 6000, Sidney, British Columbia V8L 4B2, Canada.
  • Svet Yu. Milanovsky Department of Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, Laboratory of Geothermics, Institute of Physics of the Earth, Academy of Sciences, 123810 Moscow Bolshaya Grusinskaya 10, Russia.
Keywords: Radioactive elements, heat flow and production, plutonic rocks, Río Verde batholith, Oaxaca State, southern Mexico.

Abstract

Determinations of uranium, thorium and potassium con­tents in five samples from three plutonic bodies (Río Grande, Río Verde and Jamiltepec) of the Río Verde batholith, Oaxaca continental margin, southern Mexico, are reported. These measurements have been obtained by two different methods, using: (1) passive gamma-ray spectroscopy with a Ge (Li) detector, and (2) Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spec­trometer (ICP-MS)… in order to continue, download the full paper in PDF

Published
2019-01-08
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